White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon lepturus

Order

PHAETHONTIFORMES

Family

Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)

Code 4

WTTR

Code 6

PHALEP

ITIS

HEAD

White-tailed Tropicbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Plain
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

White-tailed Tropicbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 71-81 cm (28-32 in)
  • Weight: 410 g (14.46 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

White-tailed Tropicbird Flight Illustration_2
  • Flight Pattern: Buoyant graceful pigeonlike flight with fluttering wing strokes alternated with soaring glides., Hovers briefly over prey or perch before dipping down to it.
  • Wingspan Range: 89-97 cm (35-38 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray with black webs.
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